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Work continues at JK Rowling’s birth place

Our work on the conversion of the locally listed, former Chipping Sodbury Memorial Day Centre, to nine apartments for Grace Church continues. The building dating from the late 19th century was converted to a cottage hospital in 1920 and is purportedly the birthplace of Harry Potter Author J K Rowling! 

Recent Project: Stable Bar & Restaurant Opens In Cheltenham

Esmond Murray Architects are delighted to be associated again with The Stable and the opening yesterday of their new restaurant in Clarence Street, Cheltenham. Seating 300, this is their largest restaurant and follows on from our previous work with them at the recently opened Bath establishment.

With the assistance of the officers of Cheltenham Borough Council we and Arc Design and Build were able to achieve planning, listed building, building regulations approval and completion of the work in record time in order for this exciting new venue to open in time for Christmas. 

The new restaurants in Bath and Cheltenham add to those already open in Birmingham, Bridport, Bristol, Cardiff, Falmouth, Fistral, Plymouth, Poole, Southampton, Winchester and Whitechapel.

Homebuilding and renovation show architects 2015

Somerset Homebuilding & Renovation Show 2015

Homebuilding and renovation show architects 2015

Bath & West Showground 21-22 November 2015
We were delighted to the response from the public to the completed Residential Architecture projects we exhibited. The Show was well attended and we have a number of exciting enquiries to follow up from new build houses to the renovation of existing listed properties. 

New Architectural Assistant

Josie Reining is the latest recruit to the Esmond Murray Architects team. She joined the practice this month as a Part I assistant, and is already working on a number of our projects. Have a look at what she’s been up to…


Josie says “After graduating with a BArch (Hons) degree in Architecture from The University of Nottingham, Esmond Murray Architects was the perfect place for my year out. It’s a small practice so I have the satisfaction of real responsibilities, while the multitude of different projects which we are currently working on means I can expand my knowledge of every facet of the profession. The constant supply of cake in the office is quite nice too!”

Client Testimonial – Contemporary House Extension in Charlcombe, Bath

Contemporary extension in Charlcombe, Bath

Esmond Murray Architects have been enormously helpful in turning our vision for our new home into a reality. Their designs have maximised our views across the Charlcombe Valley, and turned our undercrofts into a bright living space with direct access onto our garden. They encouraged us to take the bold step of making our living space (kitchen, dining room and sitting room) into one open-plan area, which now means we look across the whole of the valley from every room. The back wall of the house is now effectively floor-to-ceiling glass.
Mr Owen Gay